Glass Animals respond to pineapples being banned from Reading & Leeds Festival

Carla Harmon
August 16, 2017

The tropical plant is listed alongside weapons, drones, and fireworks as items banned from this year's United Kingdom festivals.

The move is thought to be down to the band Glass Animals and their song Pork Soda, which features the lyric "pineapples are in my head" and has previously inspired fans to take the fruit to gigs.

"Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now", he said."It's fruitist".


"Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?" a spokesperson questioned.

When the group performed at Glastonbury in June the stage was decorated with pineapples and some fans came dressed as the exotic fruit. Plus those pineapple hoarders never share, and if you didn't bring enough for the rest of us, you shouldn't have brought it at all.

During the interview Mike Graham decided he'd enjoy eating some pineapple, but Mike Parry said the "rudest thing in the world is to be eating and talking at the same time".


Glass Animals have responded to the news that pineapples have been banned from the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.

On the festival's website, you can see the tropical fruit appearing alongside forbidden items such as fireworks and weapons.

A spokesman of the Reading and Leeds festivals stated a concern for hundreds of pineapples being left at the festival site and added,"the tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one".


Acts this year include Kasabian, Eminem, Muse, Major Lazer and Liam Gallagher.

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